Brittni Hamilton powers her way into the lead in the women's division


    2014 BWC

    Team USA member averages over 230 for 15 games to lead the 70-player field into the final qualifying round on Friday morning; score to make the cut in 24th place is 2994 or an average of 199.60

    2014BWCBrittniHamilton2.jpg2014BWCLizadelRosario3.jpgBrittni Hamilton (pictured left), United States, averaged 234.40 in the third qualifying round of the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Thursday evening at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland to overtake the lead in the women's division with 3452 15-game total and an overall average of 230.13.

    Hamilton, who earned berth into the World Cup by winning the Team USA Trials, had games of 225, 227, 238, 245 and 237 for 1172, the highest series of the day, to beat out Liza Del Rosario (right) of the Philippines for the top spot by 22 pins and to lead the 70-player field into the final qualifying block on Friday morning.

    2014BWCRebeckaLarsen.jpg2014BWCKaitlynCommane.jpgDel Rosario, who led after the first and second round, slipped to second place with 3430 (228.67). Rebecka Larsen (left) of Sweden started with four games between 203 and 207 and finished with 239 for 1060 to maintain third place with 3329 (221.93).

    Kaitlyn Commane (right) of Australia closed out her 1166 series with 253, 216 and 268 to shift from ninth to fourth place with 3315. Two-time world champion Clara Juliana Guerrero (below left) of Colombia slipped one spot to fifth place with 3307 behind a 1078 series today.

    2014BWCClaraGuerrero2.jpg2014BWCJolandaVisser.jpgDutch Jolanda Visser (right) had the third-best 1161 series including high games of 258 and 247 and is sandwiched between Martina SchĂĽtz of Germany (3302) and Sandra Gongora of Mexico (3272) in sixth place with 3287.

    Another two players cracked the 1100-bar in Squad B. Danni Hopcroft of England toppled 1135 pins featuring five games between 212 and 258 to move into a tie for ninth place with Daria Kovalova, Ukraine, on 3247.

    Piritta Maja of Finland used five games between 212 and 233 for 1114 series and 3244 overall to tie Sin Li Jane of Malaysia for 11th place.

    Amandine Jacques of France had a 954 series today (190.80 average) to slip from 19th to the 24th and last qualifying spot for the intermediate round on Saturday with 2994 or an average of 199.60.

    The women are done for today and will return on Friday morning for the fourth and final qualifying round. Squad A starts at 8 a.m. and Squad B will follow at 11.30 a.m. CET after which the 70-player field will be cut to the top 24.

    BowlingdigitalBanner.gif 2014BowlTVLogo_small.jpg will cover the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup live from Wroclaw including reports, photos and results after each round. The event will be broadcast live on's BowlTV.

    Live coverage and live streaming commences on Tuesday, November 4th, with the first round of qualifying and concludes on Sunday 9th with the stepladder finals.

    2014BWCLogo.jpg The preliminaries consist of four blocks of five games with the top 24 men and the top 24 women after 20 games advancing to the intermediate round. Those 24 players bowl further 8 games with the pinfall total from the preliminaries being carried forward.

    The top 8 men and the top 8 women after 28 games will bowl a further seven games round robin match play plus one game position round (total 8 games) with 30 pins bonus per win and 15 for a tie.

    The top 3 men and the top 3 women after 36 games including bonus pins will determine the champions in the stepladder finals in best-of-three games format.


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